Skip to comments.Battleground polls: Obama 47%, McCain 46%
Posted on 10/23/2008 3:14:50 PM PDT by Chet 99
Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 2:40 PM MST
Battleground polls: Obama 47%, McCain 46%
Phoenix Business Journal - by Mike Sunnucks
A Thursday poll puts the presidential vote at 48 percent for Barack Obama and running mate Joe Biden versus 45 percent for Arizona Sen. John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin. Four percent are undecided in the new poll conducted by George Washington University, Tarrance Group and Lake Partners.
But the poll also shows that in toss-up states, the Obama-Biden ticket has 47 percent compared with 46 percent for McCain-Palin with 5 percent undecided. States such as Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Ohio could tilt the election.
The poll of 1,000 voters shows the race closer than other polls. The current average of recent polls by Real Clear Politics gives Obama a 7-point lead.
The GWU poll shows McCain leading among whites (51 percent to 42 percent) and Hispanics (48 percent to 44 percent). Other surveys have given Obama a lead among Hispanics, who could be key in states such as Florida and Colorado. President Bush got 40 percent of the Latino vote in 2004.
Obama holds leads in the GWU poll with younger voters (59 percent to 32 percent) as well as with voters who are black, live in big cities and are not married.
The poll shows the rural vote fairly even.
The survey also paints Palin as the most polarizing of the presidential and vice presidential candidates. She is liked by 51 percent of those questioned and disliked by 42 percent. Palin is most popular with older voters, Hispanic and white men, and least popular with city dwellers, younger voters, African-Americans and those in the Northeast.
51% would be a good night for McCain/Palin.
Does Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Ohio make up their ‘Battleground states’?
I just heard ABC network news on the radio say Obambi is up by 11 points. They are in for a big surprise come election eve.
What is he doing ... WALKING?
Amazing how Republicans manage to put forth the least likeable, least electable, least conservative candidates in the stable year after year. Who and where are the zombies who vote for people like McCain in the primaries?
I’ve decided not to vote for McCain but to vote third party instead (Chuck Baldwin probably). I live in New York State, so it won’t matter anyway because pigs will fly before McCain even stands a chance of winning in New York.
If I were in a swing I might reconsider, but I’m not going to knock back a fifth in order to vote for another left-wing war hawk who will drag the rest of GOP down (the rest of the way) with him, when he’s not going to win here anyway.
“I just heard ABC network news on the radio say Obambi is up by 11 points. They are in for a big surprise come election eve.”
If Obama wins by just one point, then ABC will be doing their cocky little victory dance.
We conservatives are behind the eight ball this election cycle. It is time to kick it into high gear.
No time to waste.
no you are voting for Obama.
Reagan would never have had a chance if you voted for some idiot third party nonsense in 1976.
Third party lemmings never manage to work during the primaries.
Don't you mean his ailing birth certificate?
listen, damnit. I am up by 25pts everywhere. that means any of you (still) thinking of pulling the lever for McCain should not bothering going to the polls. Just stay home.
~Burak Obomba, MSM, Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Louis FarraCON, Tony Rezko, R. Odinga, Hugo Chavez........et al.
mccain still needs the popular vote. To avoid riots.
yeah, where were all these ‘principled’ conservatives during the primaries? Fred Thompson didn’t get any help from them.
The new meme.
now that palin has neutralized tina fey, whose ONLY claim to fame is looking like palin, the new MEME is “polarizing”.
IOW the effetes don’t like girls that look like girls.
The gravely ill grandmother for whom he has waited 3 days to visit since announcing his intention to suspend his campaign?
Have to do the interviews to woo the stupid, I suppose.
Boy, the two-party oligarchy sure has you under its psychological thumb. Tell me, what would McCain have to do or say in order for you NOT to vote for him. Openly express his admiration for Mussolini or Chairman Mao?
but they really don’t like girls who can field dress a moose!
Why lie newbi? Your game here is transparent and the Marxist Obamaturd will no doubt be getting your vote.
If obama wins... you helped!
I think it would be better if he didn’t have much of a “mandate” from conservatives. It would keep him humble.